Hertfordshire runners help raise over £100k for hospice

October 30, 2017 by  

Hundreds of brave runners took on the cold weather and muddy conditions to raise an impressive £115,000 for a hospice in Berkhamsted, a market town to the north of Watford and Hemel Hempstead.

On Sunday 15th October, 900 people made their way through a series of obstacles in the famous Mud Pack Challenge, all in aid of The Hospice of St Francis.

Mark Lawford, along with brother John, run each year as a way of remembering their father, Stephen. Mark, who competed in a seven-man team called ‘The Fat and the Furious’, said:

“We do it every year in memory of our Dad to raise money for the Hospice. Between us we’ve raised over £1,000. It’s such a good cause and we want to help make sure it’s there for other people who might need it.”

India Loddy completed the course with boyfriend Craig Gorrie. They ran their fourth race. Joining them were best friends 31-year-old Lisa Hodges, who ran for her second time, and 27-year-old Tom Sweeney, who had never ran at the event before.

The event’s 900 runners was a record number and organisers will already be making plans for next year’s event.

Many events like this often call on the assistance of local print shops, who can provide services such as banner printing and corporate gifts to help raise awareness.